The New Orleans Saints have earned another victory with a 26-18 win over the Chicago Bears. It seems like every week the current opponent will be the Saints' toughest test yet. And every week I write how the Saints aced said test.
This week is no different.
Many picked the Bears to hand the Saints their first loss (a week after saying Miami would), as the Saints were going into hostile territory. Their ability to win in different fashion may be the aspect that propels them to the ultimate goal.
Most know that the Saints are perennially the NFL's premier pass outfit, but their commitment to the run—in addition to their stingy defense—might put them over the top.
The Saints have a ton of positives to hang their hats on. Conversely, there are areas where they should hang their heads as well.
Let's see who stood out in victory. Here are the complete roster grades from Week 5.
Note: Players are graded on the standard scale. Higher grades are given for splash plays and proper technique. Conversely, lower grades are given for turnovers and improper technique.